Monday, 23 September 2013

SAQA Benefit Auction Tranche 3

The 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction continues with the third tranche opening for bids on Monday, 23 September at 2:00pm Eastern (US) . This is a great opportunity to purchase quality textile art and support SAQA’s exhibition programs. You can view the quilts in this tranche at pages 3a and  3b of the SAQA website including these works donated by SAQA Oceania members:
Buffy Beggs Jenny Bowker Giselle Burningham
Rice Paddy
Julia Arden
NZ Paua Shell
Buffy Beggs
Desert Finds
Jenny Bowker
There Be Dragons
Giselle Burningham
Felicity Clarke Susie Cujes Ruth de Vos Sue Dennis
Journey On 2#
Felicity Clarke
The Colours of the Outback
Susie Cujes
Drip Drop
Ruth de Vos
A Seasonal Change
Sue Dennis
Dianne Firth Ali George Maggie Gilbert Judy Hooworth
Dianne Firth
Oceania - My Home
Ali George
Maggie Gilbert
On the Ferry
Judy Hooworth
Robyn McGrath Hilary Metcalf Stephanie Newman Kate Oszko
In Waters Cool & Clean
Robyn McGrath
Private Property
Hilary Metcalf
Fault Lines II
Stephanie Newman
Essence of Australia
Kate Oszko
Jan Scudamore Caroline Sharkey Brenda Gael Smith Linda Stokes
Mallee Gums
Jan Scudamore
Caroline Sharkey
Budgie Murmuration
Brenda Gael Smith
Rags and Riches
Linda Stokes
Lisa Walton Sally Westcott
Lisa Walton
Sally Westcott

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

SAQA Benefit Auction 2013: Second Tranche

Lisa WaltonThe 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction continues with the second tranche opening for bids on Monday, 16 September at 2:00pm Eastern (US) . You can view the quilts in the section at pages 2a  2b of the SAQA website including The Romans #2 by SAQA Oceania member Averil Stuart-Head.

This slideshow presents all of the quilts available for purchase:
This is a great opportunity to purchase quality textile art and support SAQA’s exhibition programs.

Monday, 9 September 2013

SAQA Benefit Auction 2013 Opens 9 September

Get ready to bid!  The 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction opens on Monday, 9 September at 2:00pm Eastern (US) . The online auction is divided into three sections, one section per week. There is also an in person auction at the International Quilt Festival in Houston:
  • 9-14 September: pages 1a  1b 
  • 16-21 September: pages 2a  2b
  • 23-28 September: pages 3a   3b
  • 28 October - 3 November: quilts to be auctioned at International Quilt Festival (online bidding available on 28 and 29 October):  page a   page b
For the onine auction, on the first day of each section’s auction, the price for each piece in that section is $750. The next day (at 2:00 Eastern), the price drops to $550. The third day, it drops to $350, then $250, then $150, and finally $75. This week’s first tranche includes works by SAQA Oceania members:
Linda Robertus Alison Schwabe
Black & White #3
Linda Robertus
Alison Schwabe
We hope you enjoyed the Oceania Collection Blog Hop.  You can view all 32 works donated to the auction by SAQA Oceania members in the Oceania Collection online gallery:  Support the SAQA exhibition programs by bidding early and often!
The Oceania Collection

Friday, 6 September 2013

Blog Hop - Helen Beaven

The Oceania Collection Blog Hop ends today with a post by Helen Beaven of New Zealand!   Pop over to Helen's blog to learn more about Fishnets, her donation to the 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction that starts on 9 September 2013 (Eastern Standard Time, USA).

Helen's work is part of the the special group of SAQA Benefit Auction art quilts selected by art quilt collectors Warren and Nancy Brakensiek that will be sold at the International Quilt Festival in Houston commencing on 28 October 2013.

Art Quilt by Helen Beaven
View the Oceania Collection online gallery:
The Oceania Collection

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Blog Hop - Buffy Beggs

Today Buffy Beggs shares her Benefit Auction donation image.  Remember - only one week before the auction starts!!
Art Quilt by Buffy Beggs

Due to technical issues, we can't share process pics, but here's some information about the quilt design:

Buffy's image was created with the help of the Kaleidoscope Kreator software and InkAid.  The InkAid was painted on with a foam roller over canvas before inkjet printing.  This results in an image that looks like the image on your computer, rather than a faded version of it.  The InkAid has captured the vibrancy of the paua shell colours beautifully.

Check out more inspiration here!
2 September         Hilary Metcalf        
6 September         Helen Beaven        (the last stop on the blog hop for this year)

Monday, 2 September 2013

Blog Hop - Hilary Metcalf

Today the Oceania Collection blog hop visits Hilary Metcalf at
to learn more about her donation to the SAQA Benefit Auction 2013 - Private Property.

 Art Quilt by Hilary Metcalf
Other blog stops:
View the complete Oceania Collection Blog Hop timetable.